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Sony FDR-AX100 Camcorder
FDR-AX100
An ultra-high-definition camcorder from Sony with wireless capability, an SD/MemoryStick Pro Duo memory-card slot, 12x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
Description
An ultra-high-definition camcorder from Sony with wireless capability, an SD/MemoryStick Pro Duo memory-card slot, 12x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Picture quality

Picture quality

Picture quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot in good light at the highest quality setting available.

 /  5
Low-light picture quality

Low-light picture quality

Low light Picture quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot in dim light at the highest quality setting available.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use takes into account ergonomics of the controls and displays, and user manual readability.

 /  5
Auto focus

Auto focus

Overall assessment of the autofocus system, which takes into account speed and accuracy.

 /  5
Audio quality

Audio quality

Audio quality represents accuracy using the built-in microphone, plus freedom from noise.

 /  5
Image stabilizer

Image stabilizer

Image stabilizer reflects how well the model reduces the shakes in a scene. While it can be effective, using a tripod is the surest way to get a steady image.

 /  5
Display quality

Display quality

Display quality reflects image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast of the LCD as judged by panelists who viewed recordings of various scenes made in our lab. It also includes our judgment of the onscreen informational displays, the video playback under bright sunlight, and (if applicable) touchscreen usability.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility indicates features that increase a camcorder's utility or capabilities. These might include the presence of a built-in lamp, eyepiece viewfinder, manual image control settings, external microphone input, headphone output, and so on.

 /  5
Still camera

Still camera

Overall quality of the photo functions of the camcorder, which includes picture quality and handling.

 /  5
Battery life

Battery life

Battery life is how long the camcorder can continuously record images with the LCD viewer in constant use and occasional use of other features such as the zoom lens.

 /  5

About

The Sony FDR-AX100 is part of the Camcorders test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, High-definition camcorders models like the FDR-AX100 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Picture quality Picture quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot in good light at the highest quality setting available.

Low-light picture quality Low light Picture quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot in dim light at the highest quality setting available.

Ease of use Ease of use takes into account ergonomics of the controls and displays, and user manual readability.

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